After the breaking news of Osama bin laden’s death, Twitter was flooded with reactions from people across the world. The hip-hop and R&B community weighed in with its thoughts on the historic moment. Some were beaming with pride, others anxious about the future, and a few even skeptical. Read a selection of tweets—from Rihanna and Keri Hilson to Lupe Fiasco and Game.
Lil Jon: BIN LADEN IS THE NEWS!! THEY GOT HIS BODY! WOW!
Maxwell: for the victims, the soldiers & the families who suffer loss or wait even now for the return of loved ones #THANKYOU
Lupe Fiasco: Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism…
D. Woods: How do they know Bin Laden is dead when they could find his ass for 10 damn years
Jermaine Dupri: THEY SAYIN BEN LADEN IS DEAD, I NEED TO SEE THE BODY
Jazmine Sullivan: say what now??? osama was at the corner store and got shot? what happened yall?? i just came in the house.
Fabolous: When they 1st told me Osama died, 1st thing I said was “Word, I jus seen Osama”..
Pusha T: OBAMA KILLED OSAMA!!!!!!!!
Chrisette Michele: Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Oh My Goodness.
Shanell: so now can the gas prices go down?
?uestlove: I hope those rejoicing can hear O’s words that to engage in anti Islam/Muslim rhetoric is missing the point
John Legend: Peace and love to everyone worldwide. Bin laden responsible for deaths of so many outside of the US as well
Lady Gaga: Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.
Game: Bin Laden gone….they n!gga DEAAAAD (@kanyewest voice)
Katy Perry: AMERICA FUCK YEAH, HERE TO SAVE THE MOTHER FUCKIN DAY YEAH! … I believe in justice… but don’t u think that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind? …But in general (& then after this I’ll go back to being an opinion less popstar) It is a GREAT day 4 America & I’m PROUD 2 b an American!
Big Boi: They must be passin out free gas cards in front of the white house…them motherfuckaz crunk
Lloyd: We should never celebrate the death of another. Especially thru violence. Be happy tht some things hv come to an end, but lets be God-minded
Kelly Rowland: Let’s all continue to pray for world peace.
Timbaland: dang they killed him 4real
Keri Hilson: Woke up to great news!! I only wish we could hear Osama Bin Laden speak now. I’m not happy he’s “dead” but I am happy that justice prevails. … I don’t know about you, but I’m stayin prayed UP!! A lot has been happening on this dear earth at an unusually frequent pace.
Ciara: OBAMA!!! God Bless America!
Snoop Dogg: Rip to everybody who was taken on 911. Let the troops bac home n lower gas prices let’s live happily ever after!! Bring the soldiers bac home asap! They r missed! We love how they fight for us now let’s fight for them!!
Nick Cannon: “OBAMA GOT OSAMA!”
LeToya Luckett: They done fount the Lil homie & dropped bombs! *cues bombs over Baghdad by Outkast*
Busta Rhymes: We r living in the middle of & witnessing very interesting times. Pay close attention 2 everything but also read btwn the lines…
Adrienne Bailon: Feeling anxious.
Solange: Im anxious….
Rihanna: Rumpupupum Rumpupupum Rumpupupuuum #ManDown
Ashanti: Many blessings of comfort & closure to the families touched by 9/11.
Monica: As I say Goodnight, Im Praying 4 our Country, our troops,our president & our people as a whole. God is still in control God Bless America